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Best of Florence, Amalfi & Rome (2021)
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Best of Florence, Amalfi & Rome (2021)
Small group tour
2 travelers
9 days
3 cities
3nights
Florence, Italy
Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence, is among the most outstanding cities in Italy, rich in historic architecture and some the world's finest museums. When visiting Florence, make sure to save enough time to view not only the symbol of the city, the red-domed Florence Cathedral, and but also visit outstanding galleries. As such, the iconic Uffizi Gallery, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, and the Galleria dell'Accademia, home to Michelangelo's masterpiece "David", are must-visit sites....
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    Day 1: Arrival in Florence
    Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 2: Florence Sightseeing 
    After breakfast in your hotel, meet with your guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.

    Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

    Your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo allows you to visit the other magnificent monuments of Piazza del Duomo in your free time within 72 hours: the Cathedral itself, the Dome and its famous Bell Tower.

    As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Repubblica - you pass by the touristic area of the Strozzi Palace a bustling shopping street, via Tornabuoni.

    Then you enter in Oltrarno where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Agostinian monks. In this very part of the city you can find the first official work of Michelangelo dating back to the age when he was 17 years old.

    We also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see the famous Michelangelo's statue David as well before ending the tour on the Ponte Vecchio.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or may go on an optional Uffizi Gallery guided tour (160 USD per person).

    Day 3: Day at Leisure in Florence & Evening Wine Tasting
    Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Florence on your own. After breakfast you can do some independent sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or have a good rest.

    Today you have a chance to join our carefully planned optional cooking class and market tour (191 USD per person) or a day trip to Pisa (150 USD per person).

    In the evening meet your fellow travelers for a wine tasting organized for your small group. Enjoy a tasting of 3 different wines selected by the sommelier and paired with snacks.

    Day 4: Departure to Sorrento
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your driver for a transfer to the train station.

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    Cerretani Firenze MGallery by Sofitel
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Ideally located in the old town center near the cathedral, the Hotel C...
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
    • Evening Wine Tasting
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Minivan
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29 Jul
Car
Connection | Florence - Sorrento
At the train station you board the train to Naples (1st class tickets are included). Upon arrival your private guide and driver meet you at the station and take you on a scenic sightseeing trip.
Florence train station
Florence
38 hrs
Stop in Pompeii
Sorrento hotel
Sorrento
Pompeii, Italy
Today you discover the archeological sites of Pompeii, set near the foot of a picturesque mountain. In 79 AD Pompeii, one of the greatest and richest cities of the Roman age, was tragically completely destroyed as a result of the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. During the 2-hour tour of this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site you see the artifacts, city walls, and other excavated finds, buried alive under 4 to 6 m (13-20 ft) of volcanic ash almost 2000 years ago, that give you a detailed insight into the life of the city.
2nights
Sorrento, Italy
Hidden among the rugged cliffs on the picturesque shores of the Bay of Naples, charming Sorrento is a colorful gateway to the lush Amalfi Coast. The main attraction of fascinating Sorrento is its mind-blowing natural panoramas which disarm at first sight. Just imagine the crystal clear waters tenderly washing the rocky shores, hilly mountain slopes covered with emerald greenery, and the sweet scent of lemon trees imbuing the air… the ideal scene to take in the entire splendor of life! The city of Sorrento itself doesn't lack scenic spots either, boasting a network of petite winding streets with multicolored houses, cozy trattorias, and tiny bars, thus giving way for extensive on-foot exploration. Marvel at the wonderful Sorrento Cathedral, enjoy the ancient San Francesco complex, proceeding to some lovely cafe on Piazza Tasso, topped with some sea views to treat yourself with delicious pasta accompanied by the famed local limoncello. La dolce vita at its finest!...
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    Day 4: Arrival in Sorrento
    After the tour of Pompeii you arrive in Sorrento and have a check-in to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

    Day 5: Amalfi Coast Tour
    Following breakfast in the hotel, you meet your private guide and driver at the hotel lobby for a scenic 6-hour trip around the scenic Amalfi Coast. During this tour, you stop at the Belvedere of Madonnina to take in the breathtaking views of Positano from above.

    Then you proceed to the old picturesque Positano center where you enjoy a walking tour and marvel at splendid panoramas of the Amalfi Coast.

    One more highlight of the tour is a visit to the medieval Cathedral of Saint Andrew and adjacent to it Cloister of Paradise in the city of Amalfi. 

    After the tour, you are transferred to the hotel in Sorrento.

    Day 6: Departure to Rome
    After breakfast you check-out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the Naples train station, where you board a train to Rome. 

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    Hotel Isabella Sorrento
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Set on the marvelous Sorrento coast, the 4-star recently renovated hot...
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Tour to Pompeii with Lunch
    • Amalfi Coast Tour: Amalfi & Positano
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    • Departure Private Transfer Minivan
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31 Jul
Rail
Connection | Sorrento - Rome
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At the train station in Naples you board a high speed train to Rome.
Sorrento, Italy
2 h 30 min
Rome, Italy
3nights
Rome, Italy
Often referred to as "the Eternal City", Rome is like a living museum which every person should see at least once in their life. The capital of Italy has historic sites from different eras just about around any corner and attracts over 4 million tourists a year. Among the top sights of Rome are without a doubt the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum, the iconic Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona to name a few. Moreover, a whole country, Vatican, is set right in the beating heart of Rome!...
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    Day 6: Arrival & Highlights of Rome
    An hour and a half later you arrive in Rome. Your driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel where you meet with your guide and embark on a tour to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.

    You see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini and visit famous Pantheon.

    After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 7: Discovering Ancient Rome 
    In the morning after breakfast you meet your guide to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City on a walking tour. 

    Your first stop today is the iconic Roman Forum, situated on low ground between the Palatine and Capitoline hills, it was the key political, ritual, and civic center of ancient Rome and can be traced 3 thousand years back. Today you can see columns and remains of ancient temples, archs and buildings, such as the Temple of Caesar and the Arch of Septimius Severus, as well as the adjacent Palatine Hill, which was the site of the city’s first settlements. 

    The next place you discover today is Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheatre, it was the biggest and most imposing building of its kind in the Roman world, designed as an arena for the fights of Roman gladiators and could hold up to 70 thousand spectators. 

    After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 8: Vatican Sightseeing
    In the morning after breakfast you meet your guide and have a transfer to the walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican*.

    When inside the Vatican, you visit private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Candelabra.

    Next, you proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you have enough time to admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes and learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that drove the artist to create the greatest work of art the world has ever known.

    After a coffee break, your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica where you see a stunning Pieta - a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, and Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, a legacy left to the Basilica by the Barberini family.

    The ending point of your tour is St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini.

    After the tour of the Vatican, you enjoy a leisurely walk to the hotel with your guide and have a photo stop at the legendary Castel Sant'Angelo, built originally as a mausoleum, and then used by the popes as a fortress, refuge and a prison.

    Upon your return to the hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Rome on your own.

    *Please note: the Vatican is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks. Due to religious services St. Peters Basilica may be spontaneously closed, thus entrance to St. Peters Basilica may not be guaranteed.

    Day 9: Departure 

    This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

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    Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been...
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Discovering Ancient Rome Tour
    • Half Day Highlights of Rome Tour
    • Half Day Tour of the Vatican Museums
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Florence, Sorrento and Rome;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets Florence - Naples, Naples - Rome;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides in Florence, Pompeii, Amalfi and Rome; 
  • Wine tasting in Florence;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses. 

Note: 

  1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you. 
  2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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